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11/02/2020 – Ephemeris – Previewing November Skies

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This is Ephemeris for Monday, November 2nd. Today the Sun will be up for 10 hours and 6 minutes, setting at 5:29, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:24. The Moon, 2 days past full, will rise at 6:47 this evening.

The month of November is one early sunsets, especially with the return to standard time yesterday, and shortening of day light hours. Daylight hours will decrease from 10 hours 9 minutes yesterday the 1st to 9 hours 4 minutes at month’s end. The altitude of the Sun above the southern horizon at local noon, which will drop from 31 degrees to 23½ degrees over the month. Apparent local noon this month will be around 12:30 pm. The sunset time on the 30th will be only 2 minutes later than the earliest sunset of the year. The sunrise time on the 30th will have 22 minutes to go to the latest sunrise. The Leonid meteor shower will have a peak on the morning of 17th with the Moon out of the way, but we are about 13 years away from the next Leonid meteor storm.

The event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.

Addendum

November Evening Star Chart

November Evening Star Chart

Star Chart for November 2020 (9 p.m. EST November 15, 2019). Click on image to enlarge. Click on image to enlarge. Created using my LookingUp program.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 9 p.m. EST in the evening and 6 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian, West 75° longitude.

November Morning Star Chart

November 2020 Morning Star Chart

Star Chart for November mornings 2020 (6 a.m. EST November 15, 2020). Click on image to enlarge. Created using my LookingUp program.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.
  • TauR on the evening star chart can be used as the radiant for the North and South Taurid meteor showers.
  • LeoR on the morning star chart is the radiant of the Leonid meteor shower which peaks between the 16th to 21st.

Twilight Limits, Nautical and Astronomical

      EST        
  Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astro. Nautical Nautical Astro. Start End Illum.
2020-11-01 5h47m 6h21m 18h39m 19h12m 1
2020-11-02 5h49m 6h23m 18h37m 19h11m 0.98
2020-11-03 5h50m 6h24m 18h36m 19h10m 19h10m 19h22m 0.94
2020-11-04 5h51m 6h25m 18h35m 19h09m 19h09m 20h04m 0.88
2020-11-05 5h52m 6h26m 18h34m 19h08m 19h08m 20h55m 0.81
2020-11-06 5h53m 6h27m 18h33m 19h07m 19h07m 21h54m 0.72
2020-11-07 5h54m 6h29m 18h32m 19h06m 19h06m 23h00m 0.62
2020-11-08 5h56m 6h30m 18h30m 19h05m 19h05m 0.51
2020-11-09 5h57m 6h31m 18h29m 19h04m 19h04m 0h12m 0.4
2020-11-10 5h58m 6h32m 18h28m 19h03m 19h03m 1h26m 0.29
2020-11-11 5h59m 6h33m 18h27m 19h02m 19h02m 2h42m 0.18
2020-11-12 6h00m 6h35m 18h27m 19h01m 19h01m 4h00m 0.1
2020-11-13 6h01m 6h36m 18h26m 19h00m 19h00m 5h19m 0.04
2020-11-14 6h03m 6h37m 18h25m 18h59m 18h59m 6h03m 0
2020-11-15 6h04m 6h38m 18h24m 18h58m 18h58m 6h04m 0
2020-11-16 6h05m 6h39m 18h23m 18h58m 18h58m 6h05m 0.04
2020-11-17 6h06m 6h41m 18h22m 18h57m 19h24m 6h06m 0.1
2020-11-18 6h07m 6h42m 18h22m 18h56m 20h24m 6h07m 0.18
2020-11-19 6h08m 6h43m 18h21m 18h56m 21h31m 6h08m 0.27
2020-11-20 6h09m 6h44m 18h20m 18h55m 22h39m 6h09m 0.38
2020-11-21 6h10m 6h45m 18h20m 18h54m 23h46m 6h10m 0.48
2020-11-22 6h12m 6h46m 18h19m 18h54m 6h12m 0.58
2020-11-23 6h13m 6h47m 18h19m 18h53m 0h52m 6h13m 0.68
2020-11-24 6h14m 6h48m 18h18m 18h53m 1h55m 6h14m 0.77
2020-11-25 6h15m 6h50m 18h18m 18h52m 2h57m 6h15m 0.84
2020-11-26 6h16m 6h51m 18h17m 18h52m 3h58m 6h16m 0.91
2020-11-27 6h17m 6h52m 18h17m 18h52m 5h00m 6h17m 0.96
2020-11-28 6h18m 6h53m 18h16m 18h51m 6h02m 6h18m 0.99
2020-11-29 6h19m 6h54m 18h16m 18h51m 0.99
2020-11-30 6h20m 6h55m 18h16m 18h51m 1

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/.

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

   Date      Time    Event
Nov 1  Su            Venus: 34.2° W
    3  Tu  09:39 pm  Moon Ascending Node
    5  Th  12:50 am  South Taurid Meteor Shower: ZHR = 10
    5  Th  02:30 pm  Moon North Dec.: 24.8° N
    7  Sa  02:34 pm  Moon-Beehive: 2.4° S
    8  Su  08:46 am  Last Quarter
   10  Tu  11:59 am  Mercury Greatest Elongation: 19.1° W
   12  Th  12:06 am  North Taurid Meteor Shower: ZHR = 15
   12  Th  04:31 pm  Moon-Venus: 3° S
   14  Sa  06:48 am  Moon Perigee: 357,800 km
   15  Su  12:07 am  New Moon
   16  Mo  08:24 am  Venus-Spica: 3.8° N
   16  Mo  07:07 pm  Moon Descending Node
   17  Tu  06:24 am  Leonid Meteor Shower: ZHR = 15
   18  We  06:27 am  Moon South Dec.: 24.9° S
   19  Th  03:54 am  Moon-Jupiter: 2.6° N
   19  Th  09:57 am  Moon-Saturn: 3° N
   21  Sa  11:45 pm  First Quarter
   26  Th  07:29 pm  Moon Apogee: 405900 km
   30  Mo  04:30 am  Full Moon
   30  Mo  04:44 am  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
                          (Asia, Aus., Pacific, Americas)
Dec 1  Tu            Venus: 27.5° W

All event times are given for UTC-5 Eastern Standard Time.

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html.

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

     LU                  Ephemeris of Sky Events for Interlochen/TC
November, 2020    Local time zone: EST
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| DATE |  SUN     SUN  DAYLIGHT|   TWILIGHT*    |MOON  RISE OR    ILLUM |
|      |  RISE    SET    HOURS |  END    START  |PHASE SET** TIME FRACTN|
+=======================================================================+
|Sun  1| 07:21a  05:30p  10:09 | 06:35p  06:16a |      Rise 06:18p   98%|
|Mon  2| 07:22a  05:29p  10:06 | 06:34p  06:17a |      Rise 06:47p   95%|
|Tue  3| 07:24a  05:27p  10:03 | 06:33p  06:18a |      Rise 07:22p   90%|
|Wed  4| 07:25a  05:26p  10:01 | 06:32p  06:20a |      Rise 08:04p   83%|
|Thu  5| 07:26a  05:25p  09:58 | 06:30p  06:21a |      Rise 08:55p   75%|
|Fri  6| 07:28a  05:24p  09:55 | 06:29p  06:22a |      Rise 09:54p   66%|
|Sat  7| 07:29a  05:22p  09:53 | 06:28p  06:23a |      Rise 11:00p   56%|
+------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
|Sun  8| 07:31a  05:21p  09:50 | 06:27p  06:24a |L Qtr Rise 12:12a   45%|
|Mon  9| 07:32a  05:20p  09:48 | 06:26p  06:26a |      Rise 01:26a   35%|
|Tue 10| 07:33a  05:19p  09:45 | 06:25p  06:27a |      Rise 02:42a   24%|
|Wed 11| 07:35a  05:18p  09:43 | 06:24p  06:28a |      Rise 04:00a   15%|
|Thu 12| 07:36a  05:17p  09:40 | 06:23p  06:29a |      Rise 05:19a    7%|
|Fri 13| 07:37a  05:16p  09:38 | 06:22p  06:31a |      Rise 06:41a    2%|
|Sat 14| 07:39a  05:15p  09:35 | 06:22p  06:32a |      Rise 08:04a    0%|
+------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
|Sun 15| 07:40a  05:14p  09:33 | 06:21p  06:33a |New   Set  05:47p    1%|
|Mon 16| 07:41a  05:13p  09:31 | 06:20p  06:34a |      Set  06:31p    5%|
|Tue 17| 07:43a  05:12p  09:29 | 06:19p  06:35a |      Set  07:23p   11%|
|Wed 18| 07:44a  05:11p  09:26 | 06:18p  06:36a |      Set  08:24p   19%|
|Thu 19| 07:45a  05:10p  09:24 | 06:18p  06:38a |      Set  09:31p   28%|
|Fri 20| 07:47a  05:09p  09:22 | 06:17p  06:39a |      Set  10:39p   38%|
|Sat 21| 07:48a  05:08p  09:20 | 06:16p  06:40a |F Qtr Set  11:46p   48%|
+------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
|Sun 22| 07:49a  05:08p  09:18 | 06:16p  06:41a |      Set  12:52a   58%|
|Mon 23| 07:50a  05:07p  09:16 | 06:15p  06:42a |      Set  01:55a   67%|
|Tue 24| 07:52a  05:06p  09:14 | 06:15p  06:43a |      Set  02:57a   76%|
|Wed 25| 07:53a  05:06p  09:12 | 06:14p  06:44a |      Set  03:58a   83%|
|Thu 26| 07:54a  05:05p  09:11 | 06:14p  06:45a |      Set  04:59a   90%|
|Fri 27| 07:55a  05:05p  09:09 | 06:14p  06:46a |      Set  06:02a   95%|
|Sat 28| 07:57a  05:04p  09:07 | 06:13p  06:48a |      Set  07:05a   98%|
+------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
|Sun 29| 07:58a  05:04p  09:06 | 06:13p  06:49a |      Set  08:08a  100%|
|Mon 30| 07:59a  05:03p  09:04 | 06:13p  06:50a |Full  Rise 05:22p  100%|
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
* Nautical Twilight
** Moonrise or moonset, whichever occurs between sunrise and sunset

Generated using my LookingUp for DOS program.